Extract value of the hpricot elem

url=“http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/shortinterests.aspx?
symbol=FRE&selected=FRE”
doc=open(url) {|f| Hpricot(f)}
doc.search("//table[@class=‘dataGrid’]")
rqTable=doc.search("//table[@class=‘dataGrid’]")
rqTable.search(‘tr’).each{|tr|

tdArray=tr.search(‘td’)

dataArray=Array.new
#tr.search(‘td’).each{|td|

puts td.inner_text

}

puts tdArray[0].class,tdArray[1].to_s,tdArray[2]
puts “end”
}

how do i get the text value of the tdArray[0] which is internally a
Hpricot::Elem

On Aug 12, 2:04 pm, Junkone [email protected] wrote:

    #tr.search('td').each{|td|
    #       puts td.inner_text
    #       }

    puts tdArray[0].class,tdArray[1].to_s,tdArray[2]
    puts "end"

}

how do i get the text value of the tdArray[0] which is internally a
Hpricot::Elem

It’s often easier to simply go directly to what you want with XPath.
I’m not sure exactly what you want to extract, but try this:

require ‘open-uri’
url=“http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/shortinterests.aspx?
symbol=FRE&selected=FRE”
doc=Hpricot(open(url))
rqTable=doc.search("//table[@class=‘dataGrid’]//td/text()")
puts rqTable.inspect

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